Research digs into disease mechanism behind porcine circovirus type 2

11/5/2013 | PorkNetwork.com

A Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine researcher is using a $150,000 government grant to further study porcine circovirus type 2, a disease of swine that causes respiratory, intestinal, reproductive and lymphatic system problems. Vaccines exist, but emerging strains circumvent such preventative measures. "If we can identify the underlying mechanism that causes the disease, we can design better control and prevention strategies against the virus," said the researcher, Shannon Matzinger.

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